Four Norwegian soldiers were killed Sunday in a bomb in northern
Afghanistan, a military spokesman in Oslo said.
He said the soldiers were killed in a
Taliban attack with several victims, according to a report in the online edition of the newspaper Verdens Gang. More details were pending notification of next of kin, DPA reported.
According to the report, the soldiers were deployed in Faryab Province as part of the
US-led NATO operations. Up until the weekend, a total of five Norwegian soldiers had been killed in the Afghanistan conflict.
Earlier Sunday, two NATO soldiers were killed in an attack in eastern Afghanistan, while the British Defence Ministry said a British soldier had died of wounds he sustained in an attack earlier this month.
At least 310 international soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan in June, the deadliest month for NATO troops in the country since the ouster of the Taliban regime in late 2001.
Both Taliban and NATO-led troops are preparing for major battles this summer, when the total number of foreign troops is set to peak at 150,000 from the more than 130,000 currently based in the country.